Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia
Community User Group
|Approval date||Approved as a user group on 10 September 2017|
|Other language(s)||English, Chinese, Tamil|
Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia (MYS) is a Wikimedia user group for people living in, interested in or connected to Malaysia and also its relations/connections to the neighboring countries and around the world.
We support the goals of the Wikimedia Foundation, including the work of volunteers on Wikimedia projects as well as numerous other free knowledge initiatives. Our aim is to support, promote, and educate the general public about the availability and use of free and open educational content, which includes the ability to access, develop and contribute to Wikimedia projects. Our initial medium language is English (en) and occasionally Malay (ms), but we are trying to expand the usage of Mandarin (zh), Cantonese (zh-yue) and Tamil (ta) languages, and probably one of the indigenous language of Malaysia.
In the event of discrepancy of information between the other language versions of this page, the English version of this Malaysia user group shall prevail. The Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia upholds strict zero discrimination, venue with disability access, friendly space, nonprofit activities, weekend-only events, low profile and open and transparent policies.
- 1 Brief History
- 2 Objectives
- 3 History and Milestones
- 4 Activities
- 5 Organizational Structures and Responsibilities
- 6 Malaysia Articles History
- 7 Members
- 8 AffCom Resolutions
- 9 Image Galleries
- 10 Events and Activities Reports
- 11 External links
The organization was founded on 22 May 2016 in Nusajaya, Johor with our very first meetup. On 10 September 2017, it was recognized as a user group under the name Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia by Wikimedia Foundation.
The main objectives of the affiliate is:
- Organise public outreach activities around the county,
- Act as a hub for Wikimedians in Malaysia,
- Collaborate with the wider regional and international Wikimedia community (starting from neighboring countries of Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore etc and further to expand to more countries worldwide),
- Promote Wikipedia and various Malaysian Wikimedia projects throughout Malaysia and rest of the World, and
- Act as a voice and representative for the Malaysian Wikimedia community
To achieve these objectives, the User Group will organize and arrange various meetups, presentations, training and drives both on and off-wiki. Our goal is to set a solid foundation for a Wikimedia in Malaysia and to run series of Wiki Projects and initiatives throughout Malaysia.
History and Milestones
- 4 August - The establishment of WikiProject Malaysia.
- 27 April - The first Wiki Loves Monuments in Malaysia.
- 28 April - The creation of Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia meta page.
- 8 November - Visit and engagement with Wikimedia Singapore community to learn on establishing the Wikipedia Malaysia community (Singapore Meetup 8).
- 16 May - The designing of Wikipedia Malaysia Meetup vertical retractable standing banner (credit to Tribeca Studio).
- 22 May - The first Wikipedia meetup in Malaysia (Johor Meetup 1), thus this shall be the birth date of Wikipedia Malaysia community.
- 5 June - The first Wikipedia meetup in the capital city (Kuala Lumpur Meetup 1).
- 11 December
- 25 February - The first meetup with corporation (Selangor Meetup 2).
- 31 March - 2 April - Wikipedia Malaysia Community (1 editor) participated in Wikimedia Conference 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
- 22 April - Meeting to enact and agree to form the Wikimedia Malaysia User Group (Kuala Lumpur Meetup 2).
- 9 May - Submission for approval to make Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in conjunction and participation with local festival event.
- 17 May - Submission approved for the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in conjunction with local festival event (Johor Bahru Writers + Film Festival 2017).
- 22 May - The first anniversary of Wikipedia Malaysia community.
- 30 May - Application submission to establish Wikimedia Malaysia User Group under the name Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia.
- 10 August - The first overseas Malaysia meetup (Indonesia-Malaysia Meetup 1) which was with Wikimedia Indonesia Chapter to learn on running Wikimedia user groups and their related activities.
- 10 September - The recognition of Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia.
- 25 September - The design of the user group logo - English version (credit to Wikimedia Philippines member Exec8).
- 8 October - The first meetup with school (Johor Meetup 2).
- 13 October - The approval of the user group logo by the Affiliations Committee of Wikimedia Foundation.
- 22 October - The first meetup/event in conjunction with city festival (Johor Meetup 3).
- 30 October - Initial discussion on creating standardized name cards for the user group organizing committees (in English and also Malay, Mandarin and Tamil).
- 1 November - The design of the user group logo - Malay version (credit to Exec8).
- 21 November - The approval to make the first Wikipedia Malaysia meetup at college (Johor Meetup 4).
- 6 December - The approval to make Wikipedia Johor Meetup 5.
- 9 December - The first meetup with college (Johor Meetup 4).
- 10 December - The creation of Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia official Facebook group.
- 16 December - The approval to make the first Wikipedia Malaysia meetup at social charity institution (Johor Meetup 7).
- 17 December - The discussion to make the future first Wikipedia Malaysia meetup at high school.
- 20 January - The second meetup with college (Johor Meetup 5).
- 3 February - The design of the user group logo - Chinese version (credit to Exec8).
- 20 February - The agreement to make Wikipedia Johor Meetup 6.
- 24 February - The first follow up meetup (Johor Meetup 6) from the previous meetup (Johor Meetup 4).
- 26 February - Submission to make Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia name cards.
- 5 March - Received the Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia name cards.
- 8 March - The promotion of Wikipedia Writing Workshop at Crescendo International College Open Day 2018.
- 1 April - The detailed discussion on the venue and time to make the first Wikipedia Malaysia meetup at social charity institution (Johor Meetup 7).
- 6 April - Initial online discussion to make future Wikipedia meetup with an art institution (Johor Society for the Performing Arts) in Johor.
- 14 April - The first meetup with social institution (Johor Meetup 7).
- 15 April - The confirmation to make the first meetup in Kedah (Kedah Meetup 1).
- 16 April - Discussion to make future Wikipedia meetup at a university (Northern University of Malaysia) in Kedah.
- 17 April - Discussion to make future Wikipedia meetup with a think tank institution (Asian Institute of Finance) in Kuala Lumpur.
- 20-22 April - Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia (1 editor) participated in Wikimedia Conference 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
- 25 April - Further face-to-face discussion to make future Wikipedia meetup with an art institution (Johor Society for the Performing Arts) in Johor.
- 28 April - The first Malaysia meetup with Wikimedia Taiwan Chapter (Malaysia-Taiwan Meetup 1) in Taipei, Taiwan.
- 5-6 May - Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia (2 editors) participated in ESEAP Conference 2018 in Bali, Indonesia.
- 16 May - Online discussion with Asian Institute of Finance on Wikipedia article creation.
- 30 June - Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia presentation entitled Wikipedia: From Encyclopedia to Free Knowledge Movement at GeekCampKL 2018 in Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur 3).
Wiki Loves Monuments
- Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 in Malaysia
- Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in Malaysia
- Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in Malaysia
Wikipedia Meetups and Events
Person in charge: Chongkian
Main page: Wikipedia:Meetup/Malaysia
We always try our very best to find meetup venues with disability access and on weekends only to accommodate people who are working or studying.
- Johor 1 (Sunday, 22 May 2016 @ Nusajaya) - English
- Kuala Lumpur 1 (Sunday, 5 June 2016 @ Bukit Bintang) - English
- Selangor 1 (Sunday, 11 December 2016 @ Petaling Jaya) - English
- Selangor 2 (Saturday, 25 February 2017 @ Subang Jaya) - English
- Kuala Lumpur 2 (Saturday, 22 April 2017 @ Bukit Bintang) - English & Malay
- Johor 2 (Sunday, 8 October 2017 @ Johor Bahru) - Malay
- Johor 3 (Sunday, 22 October 2017 @ Johor Bahru) - English
- Johor 4 (Saturday, 9 December 2017 @ Johor Bahru) - English
- Johor 5 (Saturday, 20 January 2018 @ Johor Bahru) - English
- Johor 6 (Saturday, 24 February 2018 @ Tebrau) - English
- Johor 7 (Saturday, 14 April 2018 @ Saleng) - English
- Sabah 1 (Thursday, 17 May 2018 @ Sandakan) - Malay, English & Dusun
- Kuala Lumpur 3 (Saturday, 30 June 2018 @ Dang Wangi) - English
Organizational Structures and Responsibilities
- Chongkian (Wikipedia meetups, community outreach (corporation, school etc), en language-related articles, Wikimedia Commons)
- Ammarah (Wiki Loves Monuments)
- MYMMMC (Wikipedia-related offline events search)
- Tinlone (zh and zh-yue language-related articles)
Anyone who wish to contribute as the committees of this user group, you may contact Chongkian. Position is just for official purpose. In reality, we all help each other to make things work out :) Currently we are looking for people with fluency (speaking, reading, typing) in Tamil or other indigenous languages in Malaysia (e.g. Iban etc).
Malaysia Articles History
- 25 October - The creation of Malaysia article in English Wikipedia.
- 17 February - The creation of Malaysia article in English Wiktionary.
- 8 August - The creation of Malaysia article in English Wikivoyage.
- 2 October - The creation of Malaysia article in Chinese Wikipedia.
- 17 April - The creation of Malaysia article in Tamil Wikipedia.
- 14 December - The creation of Malaysia category in Wikimedia Commons.
- 24 October - The creation of Malaysia article in Malay Wikipedia.
- 5 February - The creation of Malaysia article in English Wikiquote.
Please feel free to add your username here if you are interested in the user group and its projects.
- Exec8 (adviser)
- John Vandenberg
- Khairul hazim
Events and Activities Reports
- 20-22 April - Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia was represented by MYMMMC in Wikimedia Conference 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Report (working) is here [].
- Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia Facebook Group (official)
- Wikipedia Malaysia Facebook Page (unofficial)
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